Are New York’s Nursing Disciplinary Standards Too Lax?

When it comes to reviewing nurses and disciplining them for violations and incompetence, some are wondering whether state authorities - and current disciplinary standards - go far enough. These critics argue that, all too often, nurses continue to hold their licenses and are able to maintain "clean" records even after they have been disciplined. The real [...]

Are New York’s Nursing Disciplinary Standards Too Lax?2020-03-17T23:53:24-04:00

Case Study: Does Your Pharmacist Have Your Best Interests in Mind?

The level of trust we place in pharmacies and pharmacists tend to be around the same level of trust we have in doctors and other medical professionals. While pharmacists have to possess various credentials and are held to high (and strict) ethical standards, however, they can - and sometimes do -  make mistakes that can result [...]

Case Study: Does Your Pharmacist Have Your Best Interests in Mind?2020-05-14T15:07:23-04:00

Can Chiropractors Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

All sorts of medical professionals - including doctors, surgeons, pharmacists and even nurses - can be sued when they make mistakes or errors that harm patients. While chiropractors are usually considered to be alternative medicine practitioners (like acupuncturists and herbalists), they too can be liable for the harm they cause patients when that harm stems from [...]

Can Chiropractors Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?2020-05-14T15:00:37-04:00

FDA Issues New, Enhanced Warnings for Levaquin & Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Issues New, Enhanced Warnings for Levaquin & Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Days ago, regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning for Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics, alerting the public that these drugs have been linked to “disabling and potentially permanent side effects.” As part of this alert, regulators [...]

FDA Issues New, Enhanced Warnings for Levaquin & Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics2020-05-14T13:47:01-04:00

Failure to Diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Can Have Deadly Results, Study Finds

Failure to Diagnose PAD Can Have Deadly Results, Study Finds Nearly eight million Americans are living with a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), which causes the arteries in the legs to be blocked and clogged by fatty deposits. PAD can make walking difficult and painful - and it can result in more serious, [...]

Failure to Diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Can Have Deadly Results, Study Finds2020-05-14T15:11:05-04:00

The Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic [Infographic]

About 1 in every 10 residents of U.S. nursing homes will be subjected to some type of abuse or neglect while living in one of these facilities. While that may be distressing enough to consider, it can be more troubling to know that, oftentimes, nursing home abuse and neglect goes unreported due to: Victims’ fears [...]

The Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic [Infographic]2020-05-14T12:44:51-04:00

Did the FDA Know about (& Ignore) the Continued Use of Defective Scopes for Some Medical Procedures?

Has the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) known about the ongoing use of an allegedly defective scope that's used in nearly a half million common medical procedures every year? That's the question some are now asking, as it appears that risky medical scopes are still being widely used across the U.S. The scopes in [...]

Did the FDA Know about (& Ignore) the Continued Use of Defective Scopes for Some Medical Procedures?2020-05-14T14:50:27-04:00

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Sued for Son’s Rear-End Car Accident

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Sued for Son’s Rear-End Car Accident Chester “Chet” Hanks, the 25-year-old son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, reportedly rear-ended another motorist earlier this year.  The alleged victim of that crash is now suing Hanks and Wilson, claiming that they are liable for the accident and the resulting injuries [...]

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Sued for Son’s Rear-End Car Accident2020-05-14T15:03:21-04:00

Man Seriously Injured in Crane Accident Sues New York City for $30 Million

Back in February, it was hard to miss the news of the giant crane that toppled in the middle of Manhattan, which killed a 38-year old Upper West Side resident. That crane also injured a 73-year-old retired businessman from North Easton, Mass., who was a cycling enthusiast and also enjoyed other outdoor recreational activities. The injured [...]

Man Seriously Injured in Crane Accident Sues New York City for $30 Million2020-05-14T15:09:21-04:00

Truck Accident Involving State Trooper SUV Ends with One Fatality

Fatal traffic accidents involving emergency service vehicles are especially heartbreaking, since those are the people who are sworn in and trained to care for the very people who get into such disastrous accidents. Well, unfortunately, such was the case of a head-on accident involving a New York trooper on Route 17 near Kirkwood earlier this month. [...]

Truck Accident Involving State Trooper SUV Ends with One Fatality2020-05-14T13:21:37-04:00